4.8 / 5.0299 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.2 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (65)No (1)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent HeadsetThe Bose A20 is an excellent headset. Great sound quality, great fit, and very light. The noise cancelling works great.March 14, 2018Purchased
3 weeks agoMy third Bose in the series. Noise cancelling almost complete. Blue tooth a must for ADS-B. Very comfortable.March 13, 2018Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBrand New Certified Flight Instructor Loves themPurchased for my Grandson who is starting his first job as a certified flight Instructor. He says they are fantastic and he plans to use them in his new career for many years to come!March 13, 2018Purchased
3 weeks agoWould You Recommend?YesBose A20 along with Sporty's professional caresIt's awesome! Makes flying a lot more fun the noise cancellation and the music features! Still can't find one thing I don't like about it at all. The shipping arrived way earlier than the expected arrival. I find it hard to believe this is a free ground shipping! ??March 13, 2018Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesOne word to describe this headset AMAZING!
I recommend you splurge on this must have. Like me, you will be glad you did!March 8, 2018Purchased
4 weeks agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesIndustry standard.Suggest using a hanger or hook to store in aircraft. They are durable but not bulletproof like DC.February 25, 2018Purchased
10 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Outstanding headset; huge improvement over my old Lightspeed.February 12, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesas a student pilotI was fortunate enough to have a friend give me an old pair of Bose X when I first started my flight training in 2009. For various reasons, I had to stop training--for the most part--before 2010. I restarted training in the summer of 2017 using the same headset. It was in November that I noticed a crack along the cover of a wire and knew it was time to replace the Bose X.
The Bose X, obviously, has great durability. I will assume my new A20s will be the same, but I wouldn't give them a 5 star until I know for sure. Otherwise, they are a nice upgrade. They are very comfortable and I can't ever imagine life without ANR.
Keep in mind, I haven't used any other brand and I am a low time...ok, low-low time...pilot. But I still recommend them to anyone that asks.January 30, 2018Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSo good I bought my wife a setThese are amazing headsets. The Bluetooth for music and phone is beautiful. I don’t listen to music while flying but wanted to see what the sound is like and was blown away at the quality. I have the Q35 II headphones and these are equal or better. In our great room at home I put my wife’s favorite song on and handed the A20’s to her, she smiled and wave bye and kept them on! I have had the pleasure of using all the latest headsets and these are the lightest feeling and least compression feeling on my head/face of all. 2+ hours flights are very comfortable, no ‘ear sweat’! My CFI has serious hearing loss and requires hearing aids. The A20’s are the only headset he can comfortably wear without issue. I know they are not for everybody, but you should try them o. A flight if you ever can before you buy.January 13, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBest of the best so farYesterday was the first test and I can say it's the best purchase I've made in aviation gadgets, I'm a fan of Bose and I made no mistake buying these headsets, I recommend them 100% without a doubt have a perfect designJanuary 11, 2018Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 37 questions Browse 37 questions and 48 answersCan the new Bose A20 be paired to and iPad for alerts from Forflight and a iPhone for talking on the phone (to get clearances) at the same time?BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be paired to an iPad and iPhone.
Once paired, you can make calls with your phone for clearances and IFR cancellations.
the iPad will give you audio for music, movies, and alerts.Just bought my a20 headset on 8/7/17. It is in the shipping process, my question is will the speaker going to be shipped with my headset or do I need to redeem it at some other website? Thanks!BEST ANSWER: Please go to the Bose product page. You will see on the right side of the page recommend products. Just under the recommend products you will see the button for the rebate form. You will need a copy of your receipt to upload for the speaker.What comes in the box of the A20 with Bluetooth?BEST ANSWER: Included is the A20 Aviation Headset, in-line clothing clip, control module, 2 AA batteries, aux-in cable adapter, carrying case.I am a student pilot and would love to have a Bose headset. What is the most common configuration of plugs/battery/no-battery used in GA planes?BEST ANSWER: The most common is the GA plugs (twin connectors) with battery.I fly S76C++ and I own LS Zulo PFX but the ANR isn't too good. I want to change for something more comfortable/more silent and
I am in doubt between Bose A20 and LS Tango, which of these two has the best ANR Cancellation for Helicopter Noise?Bose A20 Aviation Headset with BluetoothBluetooth headset has no cord at all?BEST ANSWER: hey Randy. The bose headset it has the normal comm chord that connectinto your airplane. The bluetooth is to your iPhone or iPad. So the blue tooth fantastic for listening to music on your phone. And if you need to call in for a clearance you can do it with your phone and hear it all in your headset.
The only thing i might say is to think hard if you want the typical two pin plugs connections. In which case the noise cancellation on off switch runs off batteries. You have to change them about every 10 hours or so. Or if your plane has the one pin option for your headset,(the round six pen) , it will supply power to the headset and you needn't worry about batteries ever. As soon as you push the noise cancellation button and the drone of the engine goes away, you will forget you paid a grand for these! Fly safe.Do you offer a CFI discount like mypilotstore?What is the difference between the straight cord and the coil cord and which is preferred? ThanksBEST ANSWER: Straight cord is the standard for airplanes; coil cord is typically used for helicopters. It's really personal preference, depending somewhat on how far it is from your headset jack to the pilot seat.Does the headset work when the batteries die?BEST ANSWER: If you let the AA batteries full deplete, the Bose A20 will still continue to function as a normal passive noise attenuation headset. You will not get the benefit of active noise cancellation or Bluetooth, but you will still be able to transmit and receive normally with ATC.How tight are these headsets? I am a petite person but find that most of the discomfort from headsets is how tight they press against your head and subsequently, against what i would assume is my glands under my ear right behind my jaw. After a while, ugh! Does anyone have any experience with changing to Bose to relieve that pressure or recommend another brand altogether?BEST ANSWER: Andi,
I have owned and used a variety of headsets over the years. I purchased a two Bose A20's last July. They are very comfortable. I understand the "pinching" problem that can occur with other headsets and I feel that this is completely a non-issue with the Bose A20's. I flew 24 hours in March of this year, including several flights greater than 4 hours in duration. I used the A20 exclusively and had nothing but excellent results.Wil the bluetooth work with a cessna 152 ?BEST ANSWER: The bluetooth is used with either a phone or iPad.If I purchase with the NAFI member discount, will I still get the speaker??BEST ANSWER: The rebate for states not to be combined with any other offer or promotion.What are the Dimensions of the storage case?BEST ANSWER: 7 1/2" x 5" x 10"Does music play via bluetooth to passengers as well?BEST ANSWER: No, the music is directed only to the headset. If you would like music to go to the passengers you would need an intercom with a music input.The Bose Manual states that you should use Alkaline batteries, Is it possible to use Rechargeable Batteries? which are generally NiMH thanksBEST ANSWER: I have not tried but I do not believe it would be an issue, if really are concerned call Bose direct they have great support.I am looking for a headset that works well with state of the art hearing aides. Any feedback, particularly on the Bose 20?BEST ANSWER: My CFI has serious hearing loss and requires hearing aids. The A20’s are the only headsets he can wear with them on. Please understand your may be different, but you should try them. Some Bose stores do have them on display for testing on a nice system.Is there an adapter that will allow me to use this headset in both helicopters and airplanes?BEST ANSWER: Yes, from either a lemo plug to the helicopter or from twin plug to helicopter.I want buy this headset but i have a one question about this product when i buy In GA planes version, If I buy a helicopter adapter cable, can I use it with a helicopter?BEST ANSWER: Yes, if you buy the helicopter adapter cable you can use it with a helicopter.If using the Lemo plug adapter to the PJ plugs, will the a/c power my headset bypassing the battery or is the battery required to still power the ANR?BEST ANSWER: You will require the battery to power the ANR.Is there a time limit on the discount for subsequent A20 purchases?BEST ANSWER: The headset must be purchased in the same order.Does this special for the Bose speaker apply even if you buy ONE headset?BEST ANSWER: You will receive the Bluetooth speaker and free shipping on one headset.can this headset be used for both helicopter and fixed wing? why not make a detachable cord so I don't need to buy multiple headsets?BEST ANSWER: It will work in both aircraft with the use of an adapter.If you have Pj plugs can you get a lemo or Airbus adapter?BEST ANSWER: We do have a twin to Lemo plug adapter, item 7262A. We do not have an adapter for the pj to airbus.If I have two A20's in the cockpit, can they bluetooth to the same iPad?BEST ANSWER: The iPad will only make a single bluetooth connection.What's the difference between six pin and straight cord?BEST ANSWER: The six pin "LEMO" plug draw power from the aircraft. The Straight cord uses batteries to power the Automatic Noise Reduction.Does the LEMO version also allow use of batteries for ANR when using the LEMO to twin-plug adapter?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will need batteries when using the adapter.Does its work with Bose A20?Bose A20 Aviation Headset with BluetoothBEST ANSWER: It should work with the Bose A20.I'd like the blue tooth option, need 2 plugs (Boeing aircraft)...... does that mean I must order the extra blue tooth adaptor? Any payment plan, like Bose offers? Thx!BEST ANSWER: The twin "PJ" plugs come in both bluetooth. You will not need and adapter. We do not have offer a payment plan. If you use paypal they offer a payment plan.Does iPhone connect to two headsets at once ?BEST ANSWER: The iPhone will only connect with one headset at a time.Does Sporty's offer a Trade-in/Trade-up program for headsets?BEST ANSWER: We do not have a Trade-in/Trade-up program.
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